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A Guide to Cuban Boxers

These are basically my "notes" and not complete bios or details on the individual fighters. The list is not yet complete, but will grow steadily over time. - JA Sierra

Mario César Kindelán Mesa

World amateur lightweight champion

Aug. 29, 2004 - Defeats British Amir Khan in the lightweight final of Olympic Boxing Tournament in Athens

Pedro Orlando Reyes Ponce

World Champion, 1986

Champion, Pan American Games, 1983

Champion, National Playa Girón Games (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988)

Guillermo Rigondeaux

May 2005 - Reached 72 consecutive wins… | 330 bouts, 4 defeats

2 Olympic gold medals: 2000 & 2004

Trained by Rolando Garbey

15 Gold medals in international competition

Félix Savón Fabré

Felix Savon, Cuban Boxer

Won 3 Olympic gold medals

Born: September 22, 1967, in Guantanamo province

Gold medals in Olympic Games at Barcelona '92, Atlanta '96, and Sydney '00,

6 world titles in the heavyweight division (1989, 1991, 1995, 1996 and 1997)

4 World Cups, 3 Pan-American games and 3 Caribbean competitions

National Youth Champion, 1983-85

National Playa Girón Games champion, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990

World Cup champion, 1987-90

Central American Games champion, 1990

1998 - At the Goodwill Games in New York, defeats DaVarryl Williamson for the gold medal.

Defeated pros: Ray Mercer, Michael Bentt, Shannon Briggs, David Tua, Kirk Johnson and Andrew Golota

One of only 3 boxers to win 3 Olympic Gold medals (Stevenson & Lásló Papp are the others).

Odlanier Solis

Heavyweight Gold Medal at 2004 Olympic Games

Teófilo Stevenson

Teofilo Stevenson

Born: March 29, 1952, in Puerto Padre

Heavyweight… Won 3 Olympic gold medals

Gold at Olympic Games in Munich 1972 at age 20 - Defeated Duane Bobick "White Hope" of US - Montreal '76 and Moscow '80

If not for the boycott of the 1984 Olympics, Stevenson would have had 4 gold medals (he defeated 1984 Olympic Champion Tyrell Biggs on 3 different occasions)

Asked why he didn't defect to the U.S. when offered $1 million to fight Ali - "What's a million dollars compared to five million Cubans who love me?"

Defeated pros: Duane Bobick, John Tate, Tony Tubbs, Michael Dokes, and Tyrell Biggs

Inducted into the 20th Century Boxing Hall of Fame at the opening of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

March 31, 2006. Named supervisor of referees for AIBA, the international association of boxing referees. Will serve as the senior judge of the Beijing Olympics boxing tournament in 2008.

One of only 3 boxers to win 3 Olympic Gold medals (Savón & Lásló Papp are the others).

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